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The Gilmer Mirror
Straus' new committee third-quarter fundraising the ongoing Harvey response (podcast) - Straus' new committee third-quarter fundraising the ongoing Harvey response (podcast) by Patrick Svitek and Todd Wiseman Oct. 18 2017 On this week's TribCas...the ongoing Harvey response (podcast) On this week's TribCast, Patrick talks t
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 17 hours ago
the ongoing Harvey response (podcast) On this week's TribCast, Patrick talks to Evan, Ross and Aman about the new Texas House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, third-quarter fundraising for congressional candidates and the... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Rep cites Weinstein in call to abolish Texas Film CommissionSession, Shaheen was able to pass a measure to end funding for the Film Commiss
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 18 hours ago
Session, Shaheen was able to pass a measure to end funding for the Film Commission, garnering a significant majority of support in the Texas House. However, the funding was restored later in the final budget,” Shaheen’s office said. © 2017 K... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Ross Ramsey: Straus needs support from business leadersfront of the pack when it comes to economic development." Straus wants the com
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted yesterday
front of the pack when it comes to economic development." Straus wants the committee "to highlight the principles that the Texas House believes are critical to economic growth." He mentioned tax breaks and incentive funds already in place, but said... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas House killed tax cut for disaster victims, not Senate, Senate leader saysAUSTIN -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blaming the Texas House for the Legislature's fa
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
AUSTIN -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blaming the Texas House for the Legislature's failure to pass tax cut legislation that could have helped hundreds of thousands of Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Patrick said he supported a bill in the spring that... Read more
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FOX News
Sherriff: Texas house fire kills 6, including 5 children SILSBEE, Texas – Authorities say a house fire in eastern Texas has killed a w
FOX News / Posted yesterday
SILSBEE, Texas – Authorities say a house fire in eastern Texas has killed a woman and five children. Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis tells television station KFDM the fire was reported... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
State Rep. Wants To End Incentives For Film Industry In Wake Of Weinstein Revelationsassault and harassment allegations surrounding film executive Harvey Weinstein.
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted yesterday
assault and harassment allegations surrounding film executive Harvey Weinstein. Republican Matt Shaheen, who represents Texas House of Representatives District 66, called for the abolishment of the Texas Film Commission. “These are the people... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
A new $70 million facility is coming to the Medical Centerflipping soil for the new location of the 16-year-old Sam and Ann Barshop Insti
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
flipping soil for the new location of the 16-year-old Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies were Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, Sen. José Menéndez and Councilman Manny Pelaez. UT Regent James “Rad” Weaver, the CEO of... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
State Legislators Get First Look at ResponsiveEd’s STEM Academy - Lewisville Texas Oct. 17 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas House Representative Ron Simmons serves District 65 which includes the portion of Lewisville where ResponsiveEd’s STEM A...Lewisville, Texas, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas House Representative
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted yesterday
Lewisville, Texas, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas House Representative Ron Simmons serves District 65 which includes the portion of Lewisville where ResponsiveEd’s STEM Academy is located. He and fellow Representative Jim Murphy from... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
East Texans Shine Beacon for Liberty - GILMER TX – Upshur County’s East Texans for Liberty’s (ET4L) 3rd Annual Stars of Texas Fall Celebration was held last Saturday October 7 2017 at the First Assembly of God Church on Hwy 271 North and included ...Liberty Award recipient for 2017 was the Honorable U.S. Congressman Louie Gohme
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
Liberty Award recipient for 2017 was the Honorable U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (Tyler, TX-01) and same was presented by Texas House District 5 Representative Cole Hefner (Mt. Pleasant, TX). ET4L’s Liberty Award is reserved for the individual or... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Districts Affected by Hurricane Harvey Ask Lawmakers for Help(Nexstar) - Several school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey pleaded with
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
(Nexstar) - Several school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey pleaded with lawmakers to get additional help during a Texas House Public Education Committee meeting Thursday. Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre said in a few short days... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Political Firestorm Between Texas Republicans Over Harvey Relief Aidget people’s attention.” Just last week, Governor Abbott, along with Senators
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 6 days ago
get people’s attention.” Just last week, Governor Abbott, along with Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and 33 of the 36 Texas House members signed a letter asking Congressional committees for nearly $19 billion in aid specifically for Harvey... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
House passes big disaster aid bill but there’s political trouble aheadThe $36.5 billion relief package the House passed Thursday, 353-69, won’t be th
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
The $36.5 billion relief package the House passed Thursday, 353-69, won’t be the last time Congress considers significant spending to address the natural disasters that ravaged parts of California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and... Read more
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Island Packet
House passes big disaster aid bill but there’s political trouble aheadThe $36.5 billion relief package the House passed Thursday, 353-69, won’t be th
Island Packet / Posted 6 days ago
The $36.5 billion relief package the House passed Thursday, 353-69, won’t be the last time Congress considers significant spending to address the natural disasters that ravaged parts of California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and... Read more
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The News & Observer
House passes big disaster aid bill but there’s political trouble aheadHouse passes big disaster aid bill but there could be trouble ahead | News & Ob
The News & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
House passes big disaster aid bill but there could be trouble ahead | News & Observer House passes big disaster aid bill but there could be trouble ahead | News & Observer Destroyed communities are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa... Read more
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The Hill
As a victim of gun violence, I can tell you nothing helps more than having a gunWe are just changing the odds. Suzanna Hupp is a survivor of the 1991 Luby's s
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
We are just changing the odds. Suzanna Hupp is a survivor of the 1991 Luby's shooting. She served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007. She is the author of From Luby's to the Legislature: One Woman's Fight... Read more
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KERA North Texas
After 'Bathroom Bill' Fight, Straus Launches Panel On Texas Business Climatein a speech to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, where he announced the committee
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
in a speech to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, where he announced the committee. "There should be no ambiguity that the Texas House will focus on the big and consequential instead of the petty and the polarizing." The committee's formation... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Abbott: Texas may be about to get 'rolled' on Harvey aid packagerebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
rebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a Republican, called upon the GOP-dominated Texas House delegation to get "a stiff spine they need to fight for their fellow Texans." He insisted that time remains for... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
TSU student hopes speech dispute will boost his race for HCC trusteeof the Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative Republicans that has sparred wit
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
of the Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative Republicans that has sparred with more moderate Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives. He is no stranger to campus speech issues, an increasingly politicized topic Republicans... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Abbott: Texas may be about to get 'rolled' on Harvey aid packagerebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a
Houston Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
rebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a Republican, called upon the GOP-dominated Texas House delegation to get "a stiff spine they need to fight for their fellow Texans." He insisted that time remains for... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Abbott: Texas may be about to get 'rolled' on Harvey aid packagerebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
rebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a Republican, called upon the GOP-dominated Texas House delegation to get "a stiff spine they need to fight for their fellow Texans." He insisted that time remains for... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Abbott: Texas may be about to get 'rolled' on Harvey aid packagerebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a
Houston Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
rebuild transportation infrastructure that was damaged in the storm. Abbott, a Republican, called upon the GOP-dominated Texas House delegation to get "a stiff spine they need to fight for their fellow Texans." He insisted that time remains for... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Abbott: Texas may be about to get 'rolled' on Harvey aid packagewill let themselves be rolled by the House of Representatives." Abbott, a Repu
Houston Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
will let themselves be rolled by the House of Representatives." Abbott, a Republican, called upon the GOP-dominated Texas House delegation to get "a stiff spine they need to fight for their fellow Texans." He insisted that time remains for... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
House Speaker Joe Straus Speaks in McKinneyof Weatherford. Straus reiterated today he plans to run again. “ It wasn’t my
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 8 days ago
of Weatherford. Straus reiterated today he plans to run again. “ It wasn’t my life’s ambition to serve as Speaker of the Texas house, but things as you recall, 9 or 10 years ago happened and my number was called. And because I have had an... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
'Campaign shuffle' begins as state workers move to get their bosses reelectedto be complicated the more you peel back the onion," said Texas Ethics Commissi
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
to be complicated the more you peel back the onion," said Texas Ethics Commission Chairman Steve Wolens, who served in the Texas House from 1981 until 2005. During his tenure as a lawmaker, he said he kept his state and campaign operations... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Pesina to be inaugural speaker for TJC Distinguished Lecture Series - In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Tyler Junior College will welcome attorney Nicanor (Nick) Pesina Jr. as the inaugural guest speaker for its Distinguished Lecture Serie...clerk. He has varied experience in legislative areas, including: local governme
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
clerk. He has varied experience in legislative areas, including: local government, the Office of Speaker Joe Straus of the Texas House of Representatives, and the Office of General Counsel at the Texas Health & Human Services Commission. His policy... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Inside Texas Politics ()on so-called “bump stocks” which can make rifles fire at a rapid rate, and the
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 10 days ago
on so-called “bump stocks” which can make rifles fire at a rapid rate, and the Republican race for the next Speaker of the Texas House. It's been more than two years since Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on securities fraud. Now, there’s... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Oct. 8but we’ll be able to survive. William R. Leyendecker, Kerrville Men of courag
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
but we’ll be able to survive. William R. Leyendecker, Kerrville Men of courage It is refreshing to see two men — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich — who, in the face of extreme dissension, demonstrate moral... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 4 - | October 6 2017 | Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 4 AUSTIN - Day in and day out as our fellow Texans work to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey’s devastation we are reminded that our live...million to the City of Houston to assist with urgent debris removal funding. C
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
million to the City of Houston to assist with urgent debris removal funding. Commissioner John Sharp testified before the Texas House Appropriations Committee charged with examining the use of federal funds by state agencies responding to... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
What famous TV homes are worth in San Francisco, around the U.S.reasonably priced, but its located in another Illinois city instead of in the f
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
reasonably priced, but its located in another Illinois city instead of in the fictional Lanford that's depicted on TV. The Texas house in "Friday Night Lights" is supposed to be in fictional town Dillon, Texas, but it is actually a modestly-priced... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texting ban goes into effect in Texaswere unable to garner enough support for a handheld phone ban that would outlaw
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 days ago
were unable to garner enough support for a handheld phone ban that would outlaw talking on a phone, but the Texas House was also unable to pass legislation exempting local laws that do so. For the time being, handheld bans in cities... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Inside Texas Politics ()– if communities agreed to them. Trustee Foreman joined host Jason Whitely and
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 17 days ago
– if communities agreed to them. Trustee Foreman joined host Jason Whitely and Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram. STATEWIDE Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has a challenger from within the Republican ranks. State Representative Phil King from... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Castro: Abbott, Patrick are ‘happy to be Donald Trump’s boys’coming after you. And we are going to run Democrats in those districts to make
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
coming after you. And we are going to run Democrats in those districts to make sure that we represent Texas values in the Texas House, in the Texas Senate and eventually in the Governor’s Mansion,” Blanco said. Amanda Williams of the Lilith Fund,... Read more
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Wise County Messenger
Monday, September 25, 2017King, who represents Wise and Parker counties in House District 61, has announc
Wise County Messenger / Posted 23 days ago
King, who represents Wise and Parker counties in House District 61, has announced his candidacy to run for speaker of the Texas House. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for Speaker,” King... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Bee Cave bakery at the center of gun rights debateof negative comments, people are leaving comments on an unofficial page of the
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 24 days ago
of negative comments, people are leaving comments on an unofficial page of the business. Soltes, who is also running for Texas House Representative in District 47, is standing up to bullying. That’s why she created an all-day event at the... Read more
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11 News Houston
Bee Cave bakery at the center of gun rights debateof negative comments, people are leaving comments on an unofficial page of the
11 News Houston / Posted 24 days ago
of negative comments, people are leaving comments on an unofficial page of the business. Soltes, who is also running for Texas House Representative in District 47, is standing up to bullying. That’s why she created an all-day event at the... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Texas Tribune Festival Day 2: O'Rourke Cries Bathroom Bill Brawl and Sen. Al Franken Attends the Future of Medicaid - Almost 5 000 registrants turned out for day two of the seventh annual Texas Tribune Festival which featured discussions with a ...in the state of Texas are only for those wealthy enough to defend them," Sarah
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 24 days ago
in the state of Texas are only for those wealthy enough to defend them," Sarah Eckhardt Travis County Judge "Our differences are more urban/rural than Republican/Democrat these days," commented Chris Paddie (R-Marshall), Texas House Di... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Bee Cave bakery at the center of gun rights debateof negative comments, people are leaving comments on an unofficial page of the
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 25 days ago
of negative comments, people are leaving comments on an unofficial page of the business. Soltes, who is also running for Texas House Representative in District 47, says one of the values she stands for is bullying. That’s why she created an... Read more
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Wise County Messenger
Rep. Phil King declares candidacy for Texas House speakerState Rep. Phil King has filed paperwork to run to be the next speaker of the T
Wise County Messenger / Posted 25 days ago
State Rep. Phil King has filed paperwork to run to be the next speaker of the Texas House. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for Speaker,” King said in a statement. “In order to have an open... Read more
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Wise County Messenger
Injured officer honored by governornice to get an award, but that’s kind of the award you don’t want to get.” On
Wise County Messenger / Posted 25 days ago
nice to get an award, but that’s kind of the award you don’t want to get.” On Sept. 11, Roberts stood on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and met Abbott for the first time. As he did with every recipient that day, the governor took... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio’s Straus ready for all comers in race for sixth term as leader of the Texas HouseAUSTIN — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has two words for any challengers: “Bri
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 25 days ago
AUSTIN — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has two words for any challengers: “Bring it.” The San Antonio Republican on Saturday reconfirmed his plans to run for reelection and seek a record-setting sixth term as Speaker of the House, as his first... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Dr. Robert Hunter of ACU honored with prestigious awardfuture recipients of the Robert D. Hunter Founders Award for decades to come.”
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 25 days ago
future recipients of the Robert D. Hunter Founders Award for decades to come.” Hunter, for whom the ACU Hunter Welcome Center is named, is a past recipient and ICUT board member. He served on the Texas House of Representatives from... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
CONSERVATIVE STATE REP. JAY DEAN ANNOUNCES FOR RE-ELECTION - Following the completion of a successful circuit of town hall meetings and legislative updates throughout the community Republican State Representative Jay Dean today announced that he w...throughout the community, Republican State Representative Jay Dean today announ
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 26 days ago
throughout the community, Republican State Representative Jay Dean today announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives, House District 7. The district covers Gregg and Upshur Counties. "Since the end of session,... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
State Rep. Phil King declares candidacy for Texas House speakerState Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, has filed paperwork to run to be the next
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 26 days ago
State Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, has filed paperwork to run to be the next speaker of the Texas House. "Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for Speaker," King said in a statement. "In order... Read more
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New York Post
Lawmaker accused of showing up to work high on morphineon the phone they requested, court papers say. Prosecutors are trying to salva
New York Post / Posted 26 days ago
on the phone they requested, court papers say. Prosecutors are trying to salvage a felony case against Dukes after a Texas House official gave conflicting information about reimbursement vouchers for travel to the Capitol in 2013 and 2014... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Sen. José Menéndez puts TEA 'on notice,' holds private meeting with EISDAmanda Gonzalez, who sent us a statement in response to the story: The elected
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 27 days ago
Amanda Gonzalez, who sent us a statement in response to the story: The elected officials who attended the meeting were Texas House District 124 representative Ina Minjarez and Texas House District 125 representative Justin Rodriguez. The chief... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Will Joe Straus Choose To Keep The Speaker's Chair In 2019?was on the way out? No one identified Straus right away right as a successor,”
KERA North Texas / Posted 27 days ago
was on the way out? No one identified Straus right away right as a successor,” Jeffers says, referring to the previous Speaker of the Texas House, Tom Craddick. “So it’s probably someone we’re not thinking about.” Written by Kate G... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Rep. Dukes paid $51K to psychic, DA's office saysmoney. Last week, the Travis County District Attorney's Office placed 13 felon
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 27 days ago
money. Last week, the Travis County District Attorney's Office placed 13 felony charges against Dukes on hold after a Texas House official gave conflicting information about reimbursement vouchers Dukes is alleged to have made up. The... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus calls for removal of "inaccurate" Confederate plaqueTexas Tribune - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus requested on Tuesday that a cont
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 28 days ago
Texas Tribune - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus requested on Tuesday that a contentious Confederate plaque be removed from the Capitol. The plaque, erected in 1959, asserts that the Civil War was "not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Texas bakery deletes Facebook page after bad reviews over gun stancethe food and the gun policy. Baguette et Chocolat is still open for business.
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 28 days ago
the food and the gun policy. Baguette et Chocolat is still open for business. On Monday, Sheri Soltes, a candidate for Texas House District 47, organized an “eat-in” for the bakery on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Texas business owners... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Texas bakery deletes Facebook page after bad reviews over gun stancethe food and the gun policy. Baguette et Chocolat is still open for business.
Dayton Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
the food and the gun policy. Baguette et Chocolat is still open for business. On Monday, Sheri Soltes, a candidate for Texas House District 47, organized an “eat-in” for the bakery on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Texas business owners... Read more
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